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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 08/28/20

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WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 08/28/20
WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 08/28/20
WCBI NEWS AT 10 - 08/28/20

Thanks for staying up with us tonight, i'm cash matlock.

We've been following the updates in the process of selecting a new state flag design.

This week---the commission narrowed it to two designs.

Courtney ann jackson speaks with the designers of the "new magnolia flag" today.

The new magnolia flag draws from different sources.

Ackerman, mississippi native and resident rocky vaughan is a graphic designer who first started dreaming up a new flag design seven years ago.

Several versions later---there have been some constants.

"it's odd taking credit when there's other inputs in it but i will claim the core ingredients.

I will do that."

His submissions switched the vertical lines he'd been using to horizontal after hearing from the flag expert.

Still... "they've kept the core and i'm pleased to have my name in it.

So, let's hope a mississippian can take it home."

As for the symbolism... "i didn't want to overthink this thing.

I didn't want to overthink it all.

I didn't want to do homework.

I didn't want to spend nights in the library.

I didn't want to do anything.

I don't need help or research to symbolize the magnolia state.

It's already there, right?"

Another designer, sue anna joe is on the list---a greenwood native now living in san francisco.

"i felt like it was my civic duty to contribute because i still love my home state and the people there.

And i wanted to give back something to the place where i grew up."

She, too, knew the symbol she felt represented "home".

"there is the magnolia bloom that's in the middle.

That is my original artwork that i drew on the computer.

In my original design, it's also in the center of the flag but there are some different elements around it."

Kara giles is the other designer.

She's one of the artists brought in by the commission and worked on several designs, both tweaks to submissions and original designs.

She tells us she's proud and humbled to be part of this process.

The public poll is up on the mississippi department of archives and history site now.

The commission will select the design to appear on november's ballot next wednesday.

On the topic of elections.... a long-time voting precinct in noxubee count will no longer play host to the ballot box.

In district 2, voters usually cast their votes at earl nash gym, but that will no longer be the case.

From now on, district 2 residents will head to the noxubee human resources building on wayne street in macon.

This building is also known as the old prairie opportunity building.

If you have any questions on where to find your correct voting precinct, call the noxubee county circuit clerk at 662-726-5737.

First look stinger even as the remnants of what was hurricane laura continue to exit the area, chances for rain and storms will continue for the next several days.

This will help to keep our temperatures close to normal with highs near 90.

Rain chances will gradually lower going toward next weekend.

Friday night: chances for showers and storms continue overnight tonight, but slowly dwindle as we get closer to sunrise.

Generally, the threat for severe weather and tornadoes will be gone after 9 pm.

Lows will be in the mid 70s as we stay mild and muggy.

Winds will remain breezy out of the southwest.

Saturday: while most of laura will be gone by saturday, there will still be a chance for some pop-up storms through the afternoon.

Overall though, the day isn't looking too bad.

We'll be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

Sunday-monday: chances for storms will fire up once again for sunday and monday with a 60%-70% chance for rain each day.

Some storms could bring some gusty winds, but we're not expecting anything too major.

Highs will be in the low 90s with lows in the mid 70s.

Developing stinger goes here developing tonight...a 12-year- old columbus middle school student is recovering after police say he was stabbed at school.

Police say two 12 year-old 7th grade boys got into a fight inside when one of the students was stabbed and cut// it happened around noon at the school// police say the suspect is in custody but will not be identified because he is a minor// the case is in the hands of the lowndes county juvenile court// the number of people in mississippi hospitals continues a slow decline.

State health officials report 599 new covid-19 cases today and 14 deaths.

827 people are hospitalized in the state with confirmed or suspected coronavirus symptoms. 230 patients are in i.c.u.

In our region... lafayette county has the most new cases with 47.

Lee has 25 and oktibbeha has 21.

Alcorn is reporting 17 and pontotoc 16.

Just like we showed you in today's numbers... over the past few weeks, the number of covid-19 cases has been going down.

Hospitalizations are also on a decline.

State health officer dr. thomas dobbs tells wcbi one wrong decision could cause a spike, and he's worried about what the numbers will look like after the labor day holiday.

"we're in a situation where we've had declining cases, and we have a choice, we can either keep declining and be in a better position, or we can make some bad decisions and we'll be just like where we were over the summer, so i'll have to admit that i'm really worried about going into labor day, people letting their gaurd down... it's the social stuff.

It's the hanging out with friends.

It's the having lunch, weddings, we're just seeing outbreaks all over the place."

Dobbs is hopeful there will be a coronavirus vaccine by the first of the year.

Stinger wx open even as the remnants of what was hurricane laura continue to exit the area, chances for rain and storms will continue for the next several days.

This will help to keep our temperatures close to normal with highs near 90.

Rain chances will gradually lower going toward next weekend.

Friday night: chances for showers and storms continue overnight tonight, but slowly dwindle as we get closer to sunrise.

Generally, the threat for severe weather and tornadoes will be gone after 9 pm.

Lows will be in the mid 70s as we stay mild and muggy.

Winds will remain breezy out of the southwest.

Saturday: while most of laura will be gone by saturday, there will still be a chance for some pop-up storms through the afternoon.

Overall though, the day isn't looking too bad.

We'll be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

Sunday-monday: chances for storms will fire up once again for sunday and monday with a 60%-70% chance for rain each day.

Some storms could bring some gusty winds, but we're not expecting anything too major.

Highs will be in the low 90s with lows in the mid 70s.

Tuesday- wednesday: we'll maintain chances for storms through the middle of the week, but coverage won't be quite as widespread.

Everyone still has the chance to see a quick downpour or a few rumbles of thunder.

Afternoon highs will be in the low 90s with morning lows still in the low to mid 70s.

Thursday-friday: a few more afternoon pop-up storms will be possible to end the week as a cold front approaches the area.

Rain chances will stay at about 30%-40% for thursday and friday before things look to dry out going into the weekend.

We'll be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

To get the latest forecast anytime, download the wcbi news app or visit our website at wcbi.com/weather.

You can also get the latest weather updates on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Even as the remnants of what was hurricane laura continue to exit the area, chances for rain and storms will continue for the next several days.

This will help to keep our temperatures close to normal with highs near 90.

Rain chances will gradually lower going toward next weekend.

Friday night: chances for showers and storms continue overnight tonight, but slowly dwindle as we get closer to sunrise.

Generally, the threat for severe weather and tornadoes will be gone after 9 pm.

Lows will be in the mid 70s as we stay mild and muggy.

Winds will remain breezy out of the southwest.

Saturday: while most of laura will be gone by saturday, there will still be a chance for some pop-up storms through the afternoon.

Overall though, the day isn't looking too bad.

We'll be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

Sunday-monday: chances for storms will fire up once again for sunday and monday with a 60%-70% chance for rain each day.

Some storms could bring some gusty winds, but we're not expecting anything too major.

Highs will be in the low 90s with lows in the mid 70s.

Tuesday- wednesday: we'll maintain chances for storms through the middle of the week, but coverage won't be quite as widespread.

Everyone still has the chance to see a quick downpour or a few rumbles of thunder.

Afternoon highs will be in the low 90s with morning lows still in the low to mid 70s.

Thursday-friday: a few more afternoon pop-up storms will be possible to end the week as a cold front approaches the area.

Rain chances will stay at about 30%-40% for thursday and friday before things look to dry out going into the weekend.

We'll be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

To get the latest forecast anytime, download the wcbi news app or visit our website at wcbi.com/weather.

You can also get the latest weather updates on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Even as the remnants of what was hurricane laura continue to exit the area, chances for rain and storms will continue for the next several days.

This will help to keep our temperatures close to normal with highs near 90.

Rain chances will gradually lower going toward next weekend.

Friday night: chances for showers and storms continue overnight tonight, but slowly dwindle as we get closer to sunrise.

Generally, the threat for severe weather and tornadoes will be gone after 9 pm.

Lows will be in the mid 70s as we stay mild and muggy.

Winds will remain breezy out of the instagram.

This is a day of farewells here at wcbi news.

Earlier today, we wished our news director robert davidson well as he heads into retirement.

And tonight, we say so long to the man who has been in this anchor chair for the past three years.

Scott martin is headed full circle.

Scott grew up in oklahoma.

That's where he went to college before his first tv job in texas.

For the past few years scott has committed himself to this community, to the people who live here and their stories.

Now he is headed home - full circle - to tulsa.

Thanks, scott for leaving us a little better than you found us.

No script schools are continuing to monitor covid-19 and ways to keep their students safe.

Cafeteria programs in schools are switching up the way students will eat their breakfast and lunch.

Our stephanie poole has more on the story.

Cafeterias are now silent... classrooms are the new dining halls.

" our 5th graders start pretty early but they're on a time schedule.

They have so much time to go get their breakfast and a certain time to start and be back in their classrooms that's the same thing for lunch.

They will eat lunch there in the classrooms and just be able to spread out and social distance is the main thing."

Principal of calhoun city high school mike ray says students on the virtual schedule can pick up lunches each day.

However, 'getting there' is a growing concern.

" we've given them a two-week grace period to change their mind if they want to.

It's been a- lot of confusion out there about virtual school and things like that.

Some of our parents are really wanting their kids to be in person so we've had several that have changed their mind."

5th grade teacher kountess pierce tries to keep her classes engaged during those hours.

" it's different for everyone but we're adjusting well to it.

We have é the school will continue this protocol until further notice.

It's friday and that means football catch all the action from week two, next in sports sot bb prescription health billboard goes here bb prescription health ... welcome to the end zone welcome chris bolton happy to have you so fantastic football and week to some great action in week two kirk academy at heritage academy matt howard with the action run and go pick up the first and drive power ... heritage academy one team zip huge win 42 to nothing moving on to our next matchup columbus christian told the streets running with the ball getting the touchdown getting it done third-quarter just not able to be stopped after the ram fall back and watch the big mango promise christian unable to come out to win one on a christian taking on winston academy third down fumbles the ball and is recovered by winston academy picked off a great interception picked off again by blake cooper and man to sneak one with the wind with some strength the final 32 to 14 this one happening on thursday nights soldier touchdown baggies up 14 nothing gets the outside ... at y high school in reform ------------- gordo looks to ástrike-quická.

Tanner bailey throws to the endzone, but it's intercepted by áaliceville'sá landon ball.

Big play by the yellow jackets defense ------------ gordo offense with another shot.

Bailey finds ben capps in the flat.

Look at his rumble!

Reminicient of ágronká.

Capps drags 3 aliceville defenders áinto the endzoneá.

Gordo leads 15-6 after the extra point ------------ aliceville looks to get something going.

This isn't it!

Fumble is recovered by gordo's defense ------------ gordo's izayah edwards finishes off the drive with a 4-yard td run final:

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